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Miss us yet? Well, then you’re in luck. The next Social Media Week event is scheduled for September 22-26 in 12 cities around the world, and we’re giving away a trip to one of these cities if you help us spread the word. Our returning cities include: + Berlin + Chicago + London + Los…

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It’s been a battle many have been watching closely. Airbnb is one of the most prominent models of an effective sharing economy business. By allowing users to rent other’s apartments, it has created an ecosystem of trust and varying tourism. There are travelers, like myself, who prefer experiencing the culture of a new city, something…

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This is the first post in a two-part series. For the second post, click here. For Brittany VanBibber, it was talking with Jonah Peretti, CEO of Buzzfeed. For Joe Goeghan, meeting Marc Landsberg, CEO of Chicago-based socialdeviant, counted most. For Oghene Oyiborhoro, rubbing shoulders with Upworthy and Zipcar’s CEO was “encouraging for a young upstart.”…

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This is the second post in a two-part series about SMW NY. For the first post, click here. If you read the first post recapping the SMW Press Corps’ coverage of SMW NYC, then you know that the event’s student journalists are keeping the incredible array of content alive via digital format. And we have…

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This is a guest post by Erica Laudon, founder of Modern Wedding Mom. From Youtube, Pinterest,, to Instagram and Facebook -– social media has dramatically changed how brides, mothers of the bride, mothers of the groom, and bridesmaids explore and discover ideas for wedding planning. In addition, brides and mothers of the bride and…

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Over the past few years, trust and the financial sector haven’t really gone hand-in-hand. With banks being bailed out across the globe and countries dealing with economic reform, the general public now approaches the financial sector with a bit more skepticism than ever before. In particular, we generally believe that banks and financial companies have…

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This is a guest post by Chrysi Philalithes, Chief Digital Officer at (RED). When I think of this year’s Super Bowl, Shakespeare’s infamous phrase from Twelfth Night comes to mind. And it’s not because I’m British, not because I only recognize forms of football that have the off-side rule. It’s because if you want to…

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This year, we’re not just challenging our community to re-examine how our lives are impacted by social media and technology — both positively and negatively — but we’re also asking ourselves to be more introspective. We issued a challenge to turn off our phones during Valentine’s Day to reconnect with a loved one. We discussed…

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Today marks World Water Day, and we giving you one way to honor it by pre-ordering our soon-to-be-published book, On! The Future of Now. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to support the work of charity: water, an amazing organization focused on bringing clean and safe drinking water to…

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Remember the thrill of The NASA Space Program? Watching shuttle launches and news coverage of missions? Hoping you were home in time for the launch or that your teacher was cool enough to rent the TV for your classroom? Well, this generation will have the thrill of exploration at their fingertips. On Friday at SMW…

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